Travelers to the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands are in for a New Year’s celebration that begins Dec. 29 and rolls right on through Old Year’s Night on Dec. 31.
The legendary Foxy’s Tamarind Beach Bar at Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, is the venue.
The three-square-mile island not only is the smallest of the four main islands of the British Virgin Islands but also the noisiest and most raucous, at least at year’s end.
Live bands, fresh local lobster, barbeques, fire dancers, beach parties, free admission and flowing cocktails (including the famous painkiller, which was invented on the island) are the ingredients of the celebrations.
Revelers come by private boat and yacht. As many as 500 vessels reportedly have docked in the tiny harbor and surrounding waters in the days leading up to Old Year’s Night.
Ferry service is available to and from Tortola, and St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S.V.I.